It’s great being on holiday, but it’s always so nice to come back home again. Our cases are unpacked, and the laundry up to date. And talking of laundry, while walking through the busy concourse of Central Station at Sydney, people were giving away packets of Colour Catchers to the commuters. They will be handy to use when I wash new patchwork fabric purchases, especially batiks which can bleed in the wash.
We went to collect our kitten Gemma from Yvonne, the breeder, who had been looking after her while we were away. She was on the armchair with two other cats, looking quite at home, legs akimbo, as she busily got on with grooming duties. We swear she has grown while we’ve been away.
That’s Gemma, bottom right, licking her fur
I bought her a little present from Sydney, a tiny soft toy, a kangaroo. She has been patting it around the floor, and pouncing on it.
Gemma and her little kangaroo
I’ve decided not to “roll the dice” this week. Instead, I want to work on my Aussie Adventure blocks. Remember these from our earlier trip? Hopefully, I’ll get them assembled into a top, that’s the plan.
And I’ll pass on a conversation we had at Sydney Airport. We were sitting down quietly when another couple, from Malaysia as we found out, came and sat down on the chairs across from us. They were about our age and the man said “You two look lovely”. Lovely, I thought, what on earth was he talking about? We admitted that we were a bit tired, after getting up quite early, and traipsing all around the airport. He wanted to know how long we had been married, and informed us he and his wife were 10 years more than us. After that unusual opening sentence, we had an interesting conversation about Singapore, Malaysia, the war years, and New Zealand, where his son now lives.